Antibiotics Prescribed For Children Twice As Often As Needed

September 15, 2014 4:59 PM

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Antibiotics Prescribed For Children Twice As Often As Needed

When your child has an earache or a bad cold, it's hard to think that there's not much you can offer beyond Tylenol and sympathy. But most of those infections are mostly caused by viruses that don't respond to antibiotics, a study finds.

Just 27 percent of acute respiratory tract infections are caused by bacteria, researchers at Seattle Children's Hospital found. That means that more than two-thirds are viral and antibiotics don't help.

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